light duty work refusal

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mr.Blonde, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Mr.Blonde

    Mr.Blonde Member

    Injured my leg and its documented on medical reports I didnt injure it there at work. I have a note saying I can work light duty till I am further evaluated by orthopedic. He said I cant work small sort cause if I injure it more I could blame it on them. (Wouldnt that be considered medical fraud against the company?) Is he in the right or do I have a standing chance for light duty work?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Nope--off duty.
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Short term disability is the route you need to take if it was an off the job injury.
  4. They won't let you return to work until you are released by your doctor.
  5. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Very helpful info , thanks for the usefull information fella
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Being hurt at work would be different.
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  7. Mr.Blonde

    Mr.Blonde Member

    When would my bennies kick back in I filled out the fmla paper and the dr. I saw :censored2:ed me n said I can return to work in 5 days and I have torn my meniscus. Ive been faxing dr. Notes sayin off work till further evaluated by ortho but if I dont have bennies how the hell can I get evaluated
  8. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    They won't let you because they dont' want to be at fault if anything happens. It is pretty much that way at every job. I had two jobs one year and I broke my foot at ups and my other job wouldn't let me work there until I got a doctors release.
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    No. If you were injured at ups, you would get light duty. Go out on STD until you are fully cleared to return to work.
  10. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    A virtual encyclopedia of the knowledge, he is!
  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Next time, do what you gotta' do to get to work. You hurt it at work, get it?
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  12. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I would call your local and find out if you have bennies. Your doctors note may say you can return in 5 day but with a weight (lifting) restriction. This note should get you in the smalls sort.
  13. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It's not going to
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Not in my local
  16. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Off the clock injury you will need to have a full release to return to work. Ups policy is they have no "light duty work" however if you get hurt on job and have restrictions they will accommodate you. It's BS if you ask me and it needs to be challenged with ACLU or ADA act.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Why do you think pro athletes have provisions in their contracts which do not allow them to participate in activities which could hinder their performance on the field?

    There is no way the company should be on the hook for an off the job injury.
  18. At least we have short term disability. Some of these young guys should look into disability insurance, they can get it fairly cheap
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    My former brother in law used to work at Pepsi. He played football in high school and was asked to play for our local semi-pro team. Pepsi told him that he would be on his own if he were to get hurt while playing.
  20. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    The company picks and chooses when there is light duty. I'm simply saying level the playing field.